Unannealed at Arti et Amicitiae, exhibition of the Glass Department!

UNANNEALED. The Large Glass Department. May 21- June 19, 2016

Artists: Claire Bamplekou, Atousa Bandeh Ghiasabadi, Marie de Bruyn, Selma Hamstra, Sasha Herman, Lida Krul, Rasmus Leseberg, Anton Lyngdal Sigurdsson, Milena Naef, Jens Pfeifer, Laura Puska, Maria Roosen, Judith Roux, Mirre Yayla Seur, Eloise Sweetman, Beny Wagner

Sixteen participants from thirteen different countries, students and tutors from the Glass Department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, present in their works a new view on a very particular material.

This exhibition is an effort to discover and research the possibilities of both immaterial and conceptual attributes of glass within the realm of contemporary art. Aiming towards an understanding of glass not only as a great material to work with while transforming from one state of matter to another, but even more as a carrier of connotations, which it has by nature and which are engrafted in our semiotic memory.

Through its inherent qualities, glass has contributed like no other material to a vast number of metaphors and allegories. When art is not about a material but about the potentials of a material and the connection it seeks to other entities, be it materials, creatures or space.

Exhibition: May 21- June 19, 2016 Tue - Sun 12pm – 6pm

Arti et Amicitiae, Rokin 112, Amsterdam